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University of the Arts London

Theatre Design

UCAS Code: W463

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Stage design

The BA (Hons) Theatre Design course at Wimbledon College of Arts covers both set and costume design. We prepare our students to enter the world of contemporary theatre and performance design with the skills, knowledge and sensibilities that professional designers require. The rich mix of practice and theory that each student will encounter on the course ensures that experimentation and critical thinking are equally valued. This enables our students to produce inventive and imaginative design work underpinned by strong practical skills.

**What can you expect?**
• To focus on different aspects of theatre and performance design practice - interpretation of text, perception of character, dramatic space, the designer’s role within the creative team as well as working on live shows with performers.
• Teaching from a core team of permanent staff, who are all practicing theatre and performance designers, as well as tuition from a wide range of freelance theatre-makers.
• To be guided through a broad range of skills and technical areas, including; computer-aided design, costume construction, costume drawing, fabric dyeing, lighting, metal and wood workshop, recorded digital arts for live performance, scaled precision model-making, sound, story boarding for live performance and technical drafting.
• An on-going contextual studies programme that builds our students’ knowledge and helps develop their critical understanding of the changing culture of theatre, film and the visual arts.
• Collaborative projects with both drama and dance programmes in other universities and institutions, including The Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London Contemporary Dance School, MA Directing at Birkbeck, and BA Contemporary Theatre Practice at East 15 Acting School.
• To build a strong network of theatre-makers through collaborative projects.
• To explore the relationship between drawing and performance.
• The chance to get involved in Wimbledon’s annual Acts Re-Acts Festival, which combines performance and fine art.
• To engage with a rich mix of ideas, events, discussions and performances through exposure to Wimbledon’s complementary fine art programme.
• To have access to Wimbledon's shared workshops.

**About Wimbledon College of Arts**
Set in the heart of South West London, Wimbledon College of Arts encourages practical experimentation to learn the skills needed for a successful career in the arts within both Fine Arts and Theatre & Screen practices.

The College’s specialist workshops, studios and on-site professional theatre provide an environment in which students can develop and learn from expert tutors and technicians who either work in the industry or have their own practices.

Through the College's shared course projects, lectures and exhibitions; students are encouraged to work collaboratively whilst exposed to a wide range of disciplines and ideas. Wimbledon College of Arts has a historic international reputation for producing artists and designers known for their exceptional creativity, technical ability and professionalism.

Tuition fees

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£9,250
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£9,250
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Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wimbledon College of Art

Department:

Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London

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What students say


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Stage design

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Drama

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

74%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
49%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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